FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: TAJMO for Best Contemporary Blues Album
15 Dec 2017
Posted by PRDesk
TAJMOis a once-in-a-lifetime album by two legends of the Blues genre. The album has remained at the top of the charts since it’s release on Concord Records, May 5, and will be one of the best-selling Blues albums of 2017. Their 5-month tour sold out across America and Europe and received outstanding reviews. Now, this 11 song gem, which features the engaging story-telling skills of Mahal and Mo’ melded into down-home blues, Afro-pop, and world melodies, is nominated for the BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM GRAMMY AWARD.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Not only do we have two mega names. This is one mega-project that holds together astonishingly well.
. . . from the outset you know you’re listening to something truly special. This not only meets expectations. It exceeds them. An absolute must-have album of the year for blues lovers of every stripe. Grab this one when you can, satisfaction guaranteed” 95/100 – Elmore
“It’s the ultimate blues creature, stitched together by a mad scientist. . . This is how you create a masterpiece, layering it slowly and carefully . . . the record sounds like one special night when the planets were perfectly aligned and the artists and the sound man was too.” – No Depression
“It was a long time coming, but TajMo was worth the wait…A summit of two bluesmen from different generations, TajMo simultaneously stays true to their roots and branches out with a broad popular appeal.” – Living Blues
“These two are, of course, among the best-known names in bluesy popular music of any stripe, and they’ve now gotten together in this band, TajMo—variously acoustic, electrified and horn-backed—and produced an album as entertaining and adept as their pairing suggests…Across the moods, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ do not let you down.” –Wall Street Journal
“. . . a treat from top to bottom
The vocals are exemplary and the backing band is first rate, from the sparkling and punchy horns to the guest artists.” –Roots Music Report
“TajMo is a celebratory record that blends blues, roots and world music and it’s vibrant, textured, soulful and fun. It brings out the best of these two blues legends and celebrates their individual and collaborative musical talents. TajMo is a delight–full of surprises and guest appearances by Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Sheila E., and others.” -Rock and Blues Muse
Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll BEST BLUES ALBUM of 2017